[CR]=?iso-8859-1?Q?Bt=E9?= SGDG (Was: Regina & Atom)

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To: "Stephen Barner" <steve@sburl.com>, <Bikerdaver@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: [CR]=?iso-8859-1?Q?Bt=E9?= SGDG (Was: Regina & Atom)
Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2002 00:03:59 -0500

Stephen Barner a démandé:
> can anyone explain what Bte' SGDG means? I've always wondered about that.

I had to look through 5 of my French dictionaries before I found the skinny on this.

It is an abbreviation for "Breveté sans guarantie du gouvernement."

That translates literally to "patented without guarantee of the government."

It's basically equivalent to "patent pending" or "patent applied for."

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